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Updated October 19, 2017


China Lights, through Oct. 29, Whitnall Park’s Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 W. Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. From 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Fifty giant lanterns. Chinese folk-culture activities with performers from China.  Admission $15 for adults, $10 for seniors 60 and older and children 5 to 17, free for younger than 5. $30 VIP ticket includes early admission, mobile guide, a Chinese hand fan, and optional participation in the illumination parade. $45 seasonal pass allows one adult repeat visits. Buy at; ticket sales suspended until 9 a.m. Monday due to demand.

Just Between Friends Fall/Winter Sale, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today ($10 ticket), 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday ($3) and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday half-price sale (free admission), Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha.

Hunting Moon Pow Wow, Friday through Sunday, Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Doors will open at 3 p.m. Friday, with the grand entry at 7 p.m.; the pow wow begins at 10  a.m. Saturday with the grand entry at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and doors open at 10 a.m. Sunday, with grand entry scheduled at noon. Free admission. Hundreds of dancers and more than 20 drum groups from across North America competing for more than $100,000 in prizes. Native American cuisine and handmade crafts.

Wisconsin Feargrounds, Friday and Sunday and Oct. 26-28, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. From $15 for a single haunt to $70 for a three-haunt VIP pass.

The Hill Has Eyes, Thursdays through Sundays through Oct. 29 at The Rock Sports Complex, 7900 Crystal Ridge Drive, Franklin. Five outdoor haunts on 45 acres. Bonfire and music. Box office open at 6:30 p.m. $25 and up. New this year is “Not So Scary Halloween Party” from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Sunday for ages 8 to 12.

“Flower Power” fall floral show, through Nov. 5, Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee. In addition to colorful fall mums and coleus, a variety of plants have been selected for their harmony with the theme. Morning glory “Tie Dye” will bring to mind the tie-dyed T-shirts of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Patchouli will be available as a sample plant for visitors to rub and release the fragrance of the era. False aralia is often confused with marijuana. A psychedelic mural, political slogans, famous faces and a Volkswagen camper bus will enhance the setting.

Halloween Family Fun Night at Old Falls Village, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday  Pilgrim Road and County Line  Road (Highway Q), Menomonee Falls. At this family-friendly event, scary apparitions appear regularly during this old-fashioned haunting. Children enjoy craft making, trick-or-treating and refreshments. Puppet show, trick-or-treating, take a tractor-pulled wagon ride and even take home a pumpkin. Organized by the Menomonee Falls Historical Society.  Admission.

Breenwood Park’s 13th annual Arts and Crafts Fair (bake sale, too), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Brenwood Park, 9501 W. Lokmis Road, Franklin (between police station and Post Office). Twenty-two crafters expected. Free admission.

Milwaukee Comic Book Convention, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 5311 S. Howell Ave. Free admission. Comic books dealers from three states. Related collectible items such as action figures. Dealers will buy comics. Alan at 309-657-1599 or visit

Dog Days at Lynden, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, River Hills. Free to dogs and members or with admission.

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors Trick or Treat Street, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, West National Avenue between 31st and 39th streets. Event includes costume contest, bounce house and other family-friendly activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

National Physique Committee Badger State Body Building Competition, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. $35 reserved ticket.

Wrestling, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Papa Luigi's II, 1919 12th Ave., South Milwaukee. 414-517-5906.

Pumpkin Fest at Reformation, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, S39-W32887 Highway D, Dousman. Free family event. Rain or shine. Hayrides, barrel train rides, bounce houses, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin painting and carving, doughnut-eating contests, pinatas, crafts, carnival games, face painting, cookie decorating,  gourd launching, chili, pie, and custard tasting, boxes mazes, and more.  Contact Rachel Arndt at 231-675-7592 for more information, or visit, or “Pumpkin Fest @ Reformation 2017” on Facebook.

Inaugural Others luncheon hosted by the Salvation Army, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. $90. Call the Salvation Army at 414-302-4300, ext. 2248, or visit to buy tickets or for information.

Fallapalooza, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Bridge Church, 1314 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Family festival with carnival games, inflatables, fall treats and a flashlight candy hunt. Free. Costumes welcome, but not needed.  Bring your flashlight and come ready for a fun time. 262-542-4922,

Waukesha Reads: “True Grit” Team Trivia, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Chancery Pub, 2100 E. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Compete for prizes related to the novel and films. Presented by Free to play. For more information, 262-547-7323 or

Ghost Under Glass and Dia de los Muertos, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 27, Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee. The Tropical Dome will be transformed into a spooky site while the Desert Dome will be a place to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Each child will received a starter bag of trick-or-treat candy. Everyone is encouraged to dress in costume. Carnivals gifts with prizes, crafts and entertainment. $8 admission; children 2 and younger admitted free. Advance tickets will be sold at the Domes Gift Shop and at

Card social, 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 27, St. Florian Parish, 1215 S. 45th St., West Milwaukee. $12 donation includes buffet dinner at 7:30 p.m., free beer, soda and coffee. Raffle tickets sold. 414-383-3565,

Silver City Neighborhood Walking Tour with resident Adam Carr, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 (Nov. 4 rain date). Free food samples, coffee and hot chocolate after the tour, activities for the whole family. Register by Oct. 26. Contact Adam at for more information.

Delafield Fall Fest, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 28, downtown Delafield.

Halloween parade, 4 p.m. Oct. 28, downtown Oconomowoc. Parade travels through downtown Oconomowoc. Following the parade, the Lions Club will provide food and beverages for all to enjoy at Village Green.



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